I think that this is Cheyenne's favorite part about getting ready for going back to school. She loves going shopping for stuff for her. We aren't back in school yet, but I picked her up a few things. She is only going to first grade and they have a lot of things that are a class set already. Yay. She already had a few things from last year but we bought her a few more things.
This was her very favorite part of the entire shopping trip. A whole box of pink crayons, she was so excited. We picked them up for novelties sake.
We obviously shop all of the sales and only pick up what we need, normally. I also make sure that I only buy really good back packs, our favorite ones are the Ikea backpacks. They have lasted through Dakota and that is saying something. Use logic, and don't buy anything that you don't need. If you do need something specific, buy quality stuff so that you won't have to buy it again.